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Research Grants

The Graduate School website has information about internal funding for research enhancement, emergency funding, and travel funding.

 

Fall

 

West African Research Center Travel Grant

  • Sponsor: West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: September 15, 2012; March 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Travel grant funds may be used to 1) attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant’s field of research; 2) visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant’s current academic work; 3) engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; 4) travel to a research site.
  • Citizenship: Open only to West African nationals affiliated with institutions of higher education. 
  • Award: $1,500 travel costs, $1,500 stipend
  • Website: http://www.bu.edu/wara/fellowship/fund_travel/

 

AERA Research Grants

  • Sponsor: American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Post-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Deadline: Reviewed three times per year. September 19, 2012; January 23, 2013; Anticipated March 2013.
  • Program requirements: AERA invites education-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal data bases. Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. The research project must include the analysis of data from at least one of the large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets supported by NCES, NSF, or other federal agency, such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health. Additional data sets may be used in conjunction with the obligatory federal data set. If international data sets are used, the study must include U.S. education.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, OR non-U.S. citizens working at a U.S. institution
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have received the doctoral degree by the start date of the grant. Underrepresented minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Award: Approximately 15, $20,000 one-year grants or up to $35,000 for two-year projects
  • Website: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/ResearchGrants/tabid/12813/Default.aspx

 

NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: Letter of intent: September 20, 2012.  Full proposal: November 13, 2012
  • Program requirements: ITEST supports the research and development of innovative models for engaging K-12 students in authentic experiences that build their capacity to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. ITEST projects must include students and may include teachers.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Award: 15-20 awards, amount varies.
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

  • Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants, International Research
  • Deadline: IIE Deadline: October 17, 2012.  Internal MSU Deadline: September 23, 2012.
  • Program requirements: English Teaching Assistantship grant or Research/Study grant.  For anyone with a bachelor’s degree, allows for individually designed study/research, graduate study, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools in a single country. Application must be submitted through MSU.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizenship at the time of application.  Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • Award: Amount of award varies, ~1,200 awarded
  • Website: http://www.isp.msu.edu/funding/fulbright.htm

 

Pi Lambda Theta Research Grants

  • Sponsor: Pi Lambda Theta (PLT)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 1, 2012; April 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: Pi Lambda Theta research grants are awarded for direct expenses of research in education. A grant proposal can be for an independent project or a part of a larger project, such as a dissertation.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicant must have been a member of Pi Lambda Theta for at least one year before applying for a grant. Continued eligibility requires continued membership
  • Award: up to $2,500
  • Website: http://pilambda.org/benefits/scholarships/research-grants/

 

NASP Graduate Student Research Grants (GSRG)

  • Sponsor: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: October 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: GSRG were created to support high quality theory-driven graduate student research that furthers the mission and goals of NASP and should address professional competency and/or advocacy.  Proposed research may be a thesis or dissertation required for completion of the training program.
  • Citizenship: Any. 
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a school psychology training program and be regular or student members of NASP at the time of application.
  • Award: up to three $1,000 grants.  At least one going to a doctoral student.
  • Website: http://www.nasponline.org/about_nasp/gsra.aspx

 

German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders

  • Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: October 15, 2012
  • Program requirements: Fellows will have the opportunity to spend one year in Germany to network with prospective leaders from abroad, explore new solutions to the global issues of our times, and carry out a research project of their own choice.  Participants gain insight into the social, cultural, economic, and political situation in Germany.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens of the U.S.
  • Eligibility: Must have completed their first degree (at least a bachelor’s or comparable degree) less than 12 years prior to the start date of the fellowship, have subsequently gained work experience, and have already shown outstanding leadership potential in their career.
  • Award: up to 10, one-year research stays
  • Website: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/german-chancellor-fellowship.html

 

IRA Elva Knight Research Grant

  • Sponsor: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Supports research in reading and literacy.  Projects may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy.  Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of research.  Projects should be completed within two years.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be current members of the International Reading Association.
  • Award: Up to $8,000
  • Website: http://www.reading.org/resources/awardsandgrants/research_knight.aspx

 

NACADA Academic Advising Research Support Grant

  • Sponsor: National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012; March 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Research support is intended to facilitate research related to academic advising.  Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies are welcome.  Program assessment is not funded. Practicing professionals and graduate students from any institution (U.S. or international) seeking support for research in academic advising are eligible to apply. NACADA has a particular interest in soliciting proposals that document the outcomes of different advising models.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Award: Up to $5,000 for single-year awards; Up to $5,000 annually for multi-year awards.
  • Website: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/Research_Related/Grant-Guidelines.htm

 

IRA Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship

  • Sponsor: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: This fellowship is a grant established to encourage and support reading research by promising scholars.  Its special emphasis is to support research efforts in the following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to reading; and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. 
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must be association members.
  • Award: $6,000
  • Website: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/research_chall.aspx

 

IRA Steven A. Stahl Research Grant

  • Sponsor: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: This award is intended to encourage and support promising graduate students in their research.  All applicants must have at least three years of pre-K-12 teaching experience and be current members of the association.  The research must be conducted in the classroom(s), it must be focused on improving reading instruction and children’s reading achievement, and it must be empirically rigorous.  Research must be completed within two years.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must be association members.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Website: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/research_stahl.aspx

 

Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grants

  • Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training; Research Grants; International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Several funding opportunities for Fellows: Graduate Studies Enhancement (GSE) may fund travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, software, etc. for $1,500 up to four times; Pre-doctoral Research Development (PRD) Grant may fund small-scale, preliminary research and other activities; Dissertation Completion Grant (DCG) is available after completing the fifth year of graduate school with dissertation completion expected within 12 months. 
  • Citizenship:
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have been selected as Mellon Mays Fellows as undergraduates, and must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Award: $2,500
  • Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/mellon-mays-predoctoral-research-grants/

 

Awards for Study in Scandinavia

  • Sponsor: American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.  ASF offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.  Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay.  Grants are for visits of one to three months in duration. Priority for fellowships is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Eligibility: Must have completed undergraduate education by the start of the project in Scandinavia.  Some ability in the language of the host country is desirable.  For projects that require a command of one or more Scandinavian (or other) languages, candidates should defer application until they have the necessary proficiency.
  • Award: Fellowships up to $23,000; Grants up to $5,000.  Number of awards varies according to total funds available.
  • Website: http://www.amscan.org/grants_americans.html

 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

  • Sponsor: National Research Council (NRC)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training; Research Grants; International Research
  • Deadline: November 14, 2012 – EXTENDED to November 19, 2012
  • Program requirements: Focus on achieving excellence in college and university teaching. Awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as schools and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 
  • Citizenship: Citizens or nationals of the U.S. Does not include permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree students. Applicants must have at least three years remaining as of fall 2013 before they would receive their Ph.D. degree and at least one of the three years is comprised of full-time course work.
  • Award: ~60 fellowships, three-year awards, $20,000 annually.
  • Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958

 

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Deadline: Second Thursday in November, annually.  2012 DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 6, 2012
  • Program requirements: NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for US graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. These Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a Summer Institute, awardees become part of the cohort for each location. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and a research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit.  An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented Master’s or Ph.D. degree program and be enrolled at a U.S. institution located in the U.S., proposing a research project in fields of science, engineering, and science education.
  • Award: Estimated 200 awards, total fund is $2,400,000, pending availability.  Also includes participation in a pre-departure orientation, a summer stipend, and travel expenses to the research site.  EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes.
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Dr. Susan R. Komives Research Award

  • Sponsor: NASPA Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 30, 2012
  • Program requirements: The purpose of this award is to support the creation of new knowledge focusing on the area of student leadership programs in higher education. This award is intended to support professional, doctoral, and masters-level scholarly research.  Recipient will submit an article about their research to the SLP-KC newsletter in order to disseminate their findings to the KC membership and beyond.  Award recipients will be recognized at 2013 NASPA national conference in Orlando, FL.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Must be a member of NASPA.  Past recipients are ineligible.
  • Award: Unspecified.
  • Website: http://www.naspa.org/kc/slp/recdev.cfm

 

AAUW International Fellowships

  • Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the U.S. to women.  Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls.
  • Citizenship: Not U.S. resident or permanent resident.
  • Eligibility: Must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2012.
  • Award: $20,000-$30,000.  Up to five are renewable for a second year.
  • Website: http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/international.cfm

 

Kennan Institute Summer Research Scholarships

  • Sponsor: Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, U.S. Department of State
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants; International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area can apply for the new Summer Research Scholarships.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Eligibility: Grant applicants are required to hold an M.A. degree or higher.
  • Award: Two months, between May and September, with stipend of $6,400 for 62 days ($103.22/day).
  • Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-summer-research-scholarships

 

Eurasia Program Fellowships – Pre-Dissertation Awards (PDAs)

  • Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Department of State Bureau of Intelligence & Research
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Pre-Dissertation Awards (PDAs) enable early stage graduate students to perform initial field assessments of up to 4 weeks for archival exploration, preliminary interviews, and other forms of feasibility studies related to their dissertations. Will provide young scholars the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of their proposed field sites, establish contacts within local communities, meet with local scholars, and gain insight into how their dissertation topic resonates with regional intellectual, political and social currents.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Targets graduate students in the first three years of study in a Ph.D. program.  Requires evidence of ethics training.  Recipients will be required to obtain university IRB approval for their project, if necessary.  Funds to be used before applicants defend their dissertation proposals.
  • Award: 6 awards anticipated.
  • Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship/

 

APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Grant Program

  • Sponsor: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Deadline: December 5, 2012; May 8, 2013
  • Program requirements: For projects that recruit, retain, and/or enhance the training of ethnic minority graduate psychology students. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs, and the development of student organizations with a focus on multiculturalism or ethnic minority concerns.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: APAGS scholarships are available to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least halftime as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university.
  • Award: Up to two $1,000 grants for each spring semester; Up to three $1,000 grants each fall semester.
  • Website: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/apags-cema.aspx

 

TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Graduate Merit Fellowship

  • Sponsor: TIAA-CREF, Michigan State University
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: December 17, 2012
  • Program requirements: TIAA-CREF established the Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship at TIAA-CREF in 2005 to honor the memory and life's work of Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton ("Dr. Hamilton"), a former professor at MSU and member of the TIAA-CREF Board of Trustees. Dr. Hamilton's 35-year-long career at MSU included appointments in the Department of Sociology, the African Studies Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Center for Advanced Study of International Development. She was an early pioneer of research concerning the African Diaspora, the dispersion and settlement of African people after leaving the African continent. Dr. Hamilton was a valued member of the TIAA-CREF Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2003, serving on the Board's Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committees from 1990 to 2003, as well as the Board's Executive Committee.
  • Citizenship: Any
  • Eligibility: All MSU graduate students whose dissertation research is related in any way to the African Diaspora.
  • Award: $36,500 for one year.  Funds may be used for travel to support research, present at a conference, support the collection of data, or complete writing of the dissertation.
  • Website: http://grad.msu.edu/fellowships/TIAACREF.aspx

 

 

Spring

 

ACPA Innovation Grant

  • Sponsor: American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Deadline: Rolling, with funds renewing annually.
  • Program requirements: The goal of the ACPA Innovation Grants is to provide easily and quickly accessible seed funding for innovative ideas. Innovation is the creative use of new or adapted ideas that disrupt the status quo and quickly improve and/or create new programs and services related to ACPA’s strategic priorities resulting in tangible benefit to the association. Innovation Grants are intended to fund ACPA projects that are innovative or to introduce innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness and/or efficiencies of ACPA and its strategic goals and objectives.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Only ACPA members and/or ACPA entity groups are eligible to apply for and receive grant funding. The Project Leader must be a current member of ACPA, but doesn't necessarily need to be a formal leader within the association.
  • Award: Up to $1,000. Grant funded projects must be completed within one year of the funding notification. Multiple year projects may be considered however only one year of funding will be allocated with subsequent funding decisions dependent on successful completion of first year goals and the meeting of all reporting requirements. Grant recipients must submit a program proposal for the funded project for presentation consideration at the ACPA annual convention.
  • Website: http://www2.myacpa.org/about-acpa/innovation-grant-application?emc=lm&m=107770&l=6&v=830202

 

AIR Research Grants

  • Sponsor: Association for Institutional Research (AIR), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC)
  • Post-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Deadline: January 10, 2013
  • Program requirements: With support from the NSF, NCES, and NPEC, AIR operates a grant program that supports research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education.  The program has two separate purposes: NSF and NCES support grants aimed increase the number of researchers using national datasets and demonstrate the contribution that these datasets make to the national base of knowledge on higher education policy, theory, and practice; and NPEC funding supports grants that increase the understanding and knowledge of a specific issue area identified by NPEC.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Faculty and practitioners.  Not available to students.  All grant recipients must be affiliated with a U.S. postsecondary institution or relevant non-profit higher education organization.  Proposal submissions must meet one or more of the following criteria: use data from one or more of the national datasets of NCES and NSF AND/OR address the 2013 NPEC Focus Topic: “The impact of data on the college search and selection process.”
  • Award: Up to $40,000 for one year of independent research.
  • Website: http://www.airweb.org/GrantsAndScholarships/Pages/GrantProgramOverview.aspx

 

Fellowships for Study and Research on Yemen

  • Sponsor: American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS), U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants; International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: The American institute for Yemeni Studies annually holds a competition for fellowship programs supporting research on Yemen, presently limited to venues other than Yemen.  Proposals are invited from graduate and post-graduate scholars in all disciplines.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: Enrolled as full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs or who are post-graduate professionals.
  • Award: Not normally above $6,000.
  • Website: http://www.aiys.org/fellowships.html

 

AIPS Short Term Fellowships

  • Sponsor: American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Short-term lecture and research fellowships for senior scholars and advanced graduate students lasting one to five months.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: Enrolled/employed full-time in an institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • Award: International travel expenses and stipends (subject to availability of funds).  The amount of the stipends will be comparable to Fulbright Awards. Total fellowship support can range from $3,000 to $25,000.  Funds may be used for research on materials relating to the history and culture of Pakistan and must take place in Pakistan at approved locations.  Non-refundable processing fee of $30 must be included with the completed application.
  • Website: http://www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/fellowship/short-term

 

NSF Economics Program – PD 98-1320

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: January 18, 2013; August 18, 2013 (Jan 18 & Aug 18 annually thereafter)
  • Program requirements: The program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: The program places a high priority on broadening participation and encourages proposals from junior faculty, women, and other underrepresented minorities.
  • Award: Varies.
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437

 

AERA Research Grants

  • Sponsor: American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Post-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Deadline: Reviewed three times per year. September 19, 2012; January 23, 2013; Anticipated March 2013.
  • Program requirements: AERA invites education-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal data bases. Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. The research project must include the analysis of data from at least one of the large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets supported by NCES, NSF, or other federal agency, such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health. Additional data sets may be used in conjunction with the obligatory federal data set. If international data sets are used, the study must include U.S. education.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, OR non-U.S. citizens working at a U.S. institution
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have received the doctoral degree by the start date of the grant.  Underrepresented minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Award: Approximately 15, $20,000 one-year grants or up to $35,000 for two-year projects.
  • Website: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/ResearchGrants/tabid/12813/Default.aspx

 

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program

  • Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training; Research Grants; International Research
  • Deadline: January 31, 2013
  • Program requirements: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program supports mid-stage graduate students in formulating effective doctoral dissertation research proposals that contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities and social sciences. Intended to help emerging scholars make the transition from learners to producers of knowledge within innovative areas of inquiry, the fellowship creates a space for multidisciplinary faculty mentorship and opens unique opportunities for both interdisciplinary and international network building.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree-granting program at a U.S. institution.
  • Award: up to 60 awards, $5,000 plus two workshops
  • Website: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/

 

ChLA Beiter Graduate Student Research Grants

  • Sponsor: Children’s Literature Association
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: The grants are awarded for proposals of original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication or a conference presentation and contribute to the field of children’s literature criticism.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Must be either a member of the Children’s Literature Association or join the association before receiving funds.
  • Award: $500-$1,500, based on the number and needs of winning applicants.  Funds are not intended to be applied to tuition.  Instead, they are to support research that may be related to a dissertation.  The award may be used to purchase supplies and materials, as research support, or to underwrite travel to special collections or libraries.
  • Website: http://www.childlitassn.org/index.php?page=about&family=ops&category=03--Grants_-amp-_Fellowships&display=16#offset1

 

Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

  • Sponsor: Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: Interns in this eight-week program participate in research under the guidance of an ETS mentor. One goal of the program is to increase the number of scholars and students from diverse backgrounds conducting research in educational measurement and related fields. Interns also participate in seminars and workshops on a variety of topics.  Interns are required to give a brief presentation about their project at the conclusion of the internship. Areas include: educational measurement and psychometrics; validity; natural language processing and speech technologies; cognitive psychology; learning theory; linguistics and computational linguistics; teaching and classroom research; statistics; international large-scale assessments.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Current full-time enrollment in a doctoral program in any of the areas specified above.  Completion of at least two years of coursework toward the Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date.
  • Award: 15-20 internships. $6,000 salary, $3,000 relocation and housing allowance.
  • Website: http://www.ets.org/research/fellowships/summer/

 

FSSS Student Research Grants

  • Sponsor: The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS); Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013; June 1, 2013.
  • Program requirements: Grants are awarded to student members who are doing human sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement.
  • Citizenship:
  • Eligibility:   Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS.
  • Award: Two grants per year. $1,000 per grant.
  • Website1: http://fsssonline.org/grants/
  • Website2: http://www.sexscience.org/honors/student_research_grants/

 

WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Competition

  • Sponsor: West African Research Association (WARA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: The WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship funds 2-3 months of research in West Africa for the purpose of: 1) preparing a doctoral research proposal; or 2) carrying out research related to the completion of another terminal degree program.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled in graduate programs at institutions of higher education in the U.S.  It is advisable that applicants be conversant in an African language spoken where they will be conducting language.  Priority will be given to applicants who are at the pre-dissertation stage, that is, who will be returning to their institution to complete course work and exams, before beginning their fieldwork.
  • Award: Round trip travel to a West African country (not to exceed $2,500) and a stipend of up to $3,500.
  • Website: http://www.bu.edu/wara/files/2010/07/WARA-Pre-Doc-2013.pdf

 

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships

  • Sponsor: Council for European Studies at Columbia University (CES)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe.  The program is intended to facilitate the transition from coursework to fieldwork, and to enable students to make rapid progress in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project.  Recipients are expected to use CES support to lay such research groundwork as determining the availability of archival materials, scouting possible field sites, testing research design, securing ties with relevant European scholars or institutions.  Typically, they submit applications for dissertation research funding soon after completing CES-funded preliminary research.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at a university that is a member of the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium; possess any language skills required to carry out the proposed research; have completed the majority of doctoral coursework; have not yet begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.
  • Award: $4,000 stipend, opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a bi-yearly journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities.
  • Website: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-research

 

U.S.-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program

  • Sponsor: American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: February 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: The ACMS U.S.-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship supports short-term field research projects in Mongolia by students, university and college faculty, and other researchers between May and October each year.  Joint applications submitted by a student and a post-doctoral scholar or faculty member are highly encouraged.  The goal of the program is to assist as many researchers as possible to participate in a field research experience in Mongolia.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a university or college.  Students graduating in Spring 2013 are eligible for the program.  Must be a current member of the ACMS to be considered.
  • Award: Up to $4,000, approximately 4-8 awards for students, post-docs, and/or faculty.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from other sources in addition to the USMFRF program to support their work.  Demonstrations of other applications or receipt of other sources of support will be viewed favorably by the review committee.
  • Website: http://www.mongoliacenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=35&Itemid=68

 

NACADA Student Research Award

  • Sponsor: National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Post-Dissertation: Dissertation Awards
  • Deadline: March 4, 2013
  • Program requirements: The Student Research Awards annually recognize student research that significantly adds to the body of knowledge on academic advising.
  • Citizenship:
  • Eligibility: Any current NACADA member who is completing or has recently (within one year) completed research at either the Master's level or at the Ed.D. or Ph.D. level that significantly adds to the body of knowledge on academic advising is eligible.
  • Award: A check for $500.00 and a plaque may be awarded in each category (master’s degree level, doctoral degree level) at the Annual Conference in the fall.
  • Website 1: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Awards/Scholarships/Student-Research-Award.aspx
  • Website 2: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Awards/Scholarships/Student-Research-Award/Student-Research-Guidelines.aspx

 

NACADA Academic Advising Research Support Grant

  • Sponsor: National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012; March 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Research support is intended to facilitate research related to academic advising.  Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies are welcome.  Program assessment is not funded. Practicing professionals and graduate students from any institution (U.S. or international) seeking support for research in academic advising are eligible to apply. NACADA has a particular interest in soliciting proposals that document the outcomes of different advising models.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Award: Up to $5,000 for single-year awards; Up to $5,000 annually for multi-year awards.
  • Website: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/Research_Related/Grant-Guidelines.htm

 

West African Research Center Travel Grant

  • Sponsor: West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: September 15, 2012; March 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Travel grant funds may be used to 1) attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant’s field of research; 2) visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant’s current academic work; 3) engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; 4) travel to a research site.
  • Citizenship: Open only to West African nationals affiliated with institutions of higher education. 
  • Award: $1,500 travel costs, $1,500 stipend
  • Website: http://www.bu.edu/wara/fellowship/fund_travel/

 

Pi Lambda Theta Research Grants

  • Sponsor: Pi Lambda Theta (PLT)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 1; April 1
  • Program requirements: Pi Lambda Theta research grants are awarded for direct expenses of research in education. A grant proposal can be for an independent project or a part of a larger project, such as a dissertation.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicant must have been a member of Pi Lambda Theta for at least one year before applying for a grant. Continued eligibility requires continued membership
  • Award: up to $2,500
  • Website: http://pilambda.org/benefits/scholarships/research-grants/

 

APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Grant Program

  • Sponsor: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Deadline: December 5, 2012; May 8, 2013; December 4, 2013
  • Program requirements: For projects that recruit, retain, and/or enhance the training of ethnic minority graduate psychology students. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs, and the development of student organizations with a focus on multiculturalism or ethnic minority concerns.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: APAGS scholarships are available to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least halftime as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university.
  • Award: Up to two $1,000 grants for each spring semester; Up to three $1,000 grants each fall semester.
  • Website: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/apags-cema.aspx

 

Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies ** ANTICIPATED **

  • Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants; International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: May 31, annually
  • Program requirements: The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be within the field of Chinese studies. Assistance in liaising with institutions and use of facilities will also be provided to recipients. Grants of between three months and one year in duration will be awarded to successful applicants, with a research paper to be submitted to the CCS upon completion of the research period.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: This grant is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at universities around the world, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes.
  • Award: Travel subsidies in the form of a round-trip flight are included in the grant, along with a monthly stipend to cover research expenses.
  • Website: http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs2/ENGLISH/regulation.aspx

 

Paul P. Fidler Research Grant

  • Sponsor: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: July 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge that has the potential to improve the experiences of college students in transition. The grant is named in memory of Dr. Paul P. Fidler, a faculty member at the University of South Carolina, whose pioneering research on student learning and success had a vital impact on work being done to promote the success of all students in transition.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant competition is open to faculty, staff, graduate students who plan to conduct research on issues of college student transitions. Cross-institutional research teams are encouraged to apply for the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant.
  • Award: The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant award includes a $5,000 cash stipend, travel to two national conferences, a presentation at a national conference, and priority consideration for publication.
  • Website: http://sc.edu/fye/research/grant/index.html

 

Currently Suspended

 

IDA General Grant Program ** SUSPENDED **

  • Sponsor: International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Last Deadline: 2011. PROGRAM TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED (as of 1/16/13)
  • Program requirements: The International Dyslexia Association announces an annual competitive grant program to support research projects involving the study of issues related to developmental dyslexia. The grant program is designed to provide support for new or ongoing educational, medical and cognitive science research projects. Studies on humans or experimental models (computer, et cetera) are eligible. The main criteria for the awards are the excellence of the proposals and their potential enhancement of theories, research, and applications related to dyslexia.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Not specified.
  • Award: $20,000 for one year, non-renewable.
  • Website: http://www.interdys.org/IDAResearchGrantGuidelines.htm

 

IFUW International Fellowships and Grants ** SUSPENDED **

  • Sponsor: International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: NO FELLOWSHIPS OR FUNDING AVAILABLE BEFORE 2014 (as of 1/16/13)
  • Program requirements: The IFUW offers a limited number of fellowships and grants to women graduates for advanced research, study, and training. The awards are intended to help finance short graduate and postgraduate study, research, and training projects, and to serve as complementary funds for longer programmes. Fellowships are meant to encourage advanced scholarship and original research by university women. Applicants must be well started on the research programme to which the application refers. They are not normally given for a master's or for the first year of a Ph.D. programme.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Women graduates and either a member of one of IFUW’s national federations and associations, or, if living in a country where there is not yet a national affiliate, an independent member of IFUW, or an international individual member of IFUW.
  • Award: equivalent of 8,000-10,000 Swiss francs for fellowships, 3,000-6,000 Swiss francs for grants.
  • Website: http://www.ifuw.org/what/fellowships/international/